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renewable heat and renewables obligation

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. There is a domestic and non-domestic scheme. The Burkhardt gasifier and CHP units are of a size that means they are used in industrial, i.e. non-domestic settings. 

burkhardt hot houseUnder the non-domestic RHI scheme, the gasifier and CHP can be  accredited together under the Solid Biomass CHP tariff.

From the beginning of October until the end of December 2016, the Solid Biomass CHP tariff is 42.2 per MWh.

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is one of the main support mechanisms for renewable electricity projects in the UK. Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are  certificates issued to operators of Renewables Obligation accredited generating stations for the eligible renewable electricity they generate.  Operators sell their ROCs to suppliers (or traders), which allows them to receive a premium in addition to the wholesale electricity price. The RO scheme closes to new applicants in March 2017.

The Burkhardt units are eligible for the ROCs and as an advanced gasification system (based on the calorific content of the woodgas), receive 1.8 ROCs until March 2017. The current value of each ROC is around 40 per MWh.



Harpers CHP, Unit 2, North Road Industrial Estate, INSCH, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6XP

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